Originally Posted by SteveO86
Unless you are going to implement S/MIME or PGP you email is not encrypted. And to my knowledge Yahoo/Hotmail/GMail doesn't do that.
Just because you sign into an SSL web page does not mean all the email you send is encrypted. It just means your sign on information is secure and the login page you are logging into is secure/legit.
And to have fully encrypted email the receiver of your email must have your decryption key... I most common instanced public keys (digital certificates).
Hotmail gives a "secure sign in" with https: (you have to select it) as you mentioned above. Gmail (if enabled - it is in settings) gives you security while "on" the website... the entire time you are there you are on https: That can also be enabled from their Gmail app on the BB. Hotmail only gives you the sign in - Yahoo gives you nothing. But Gmail is good here... now is it the kind of security/encryption PGP and the like offer - No, but it certainly help.
The https keep peeps from "snooping" while you are looking at your mail...
Actually Yahoo has changed that - I just checked - they now also have SSL for sign in...